Brendan Murphy Named Chief Marshall for 2014 Dot Day Parade
The fifth of six children to James & Mary Ann Murphy, Brendan is a lifelong resident of Dorchester, growing up on Mayfield Street in St Margaret’s Parish. His family owns and operates the Murphy Funeral Home on Dorchester Avenue where Brendan learned a strong work ethic at a young age, washing cars, shoveling snow and sweeping to help out his family business. He attended St. Margaret’s Elementary School, followed by Boston College High School, which he graduated from in 2001. In 2003, moved by the 9/11 Terror Attacks, Brendan enlisted in the US Army. He served proudly as a Combat Medic for 5 years with the 3rd ID, 1-15 IN. While serving the Army, Brendan completed two deployments to Iraq in January 2005- January 2006 and March 2007 – June 2008. Following his safe return home in 2008, he joined various veteran’s organizations and was appointed to the board of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Organization Fund, a non-profit organization composed of veterans, active military, Gold Star families, firefighters and police officers who are working to create a permanent memorial in the Commonwealth to honor those military who lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brendan was appointed to the MA State Police in 2011 and has served as a Trooper for 2 years out of the Leominster Barracks. Currently, Brendan resides with his wife Jacqueline at their home in the Adams Village section of Dorchester. Brendan is honored to have been selected as the 2014 Dorchester Day Parade, Chief Marshall and will happily serve the Parade Committee to the best of his ability.